John Paddock named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

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This is the season of the Unsung Hero... the Anonymous Athlete... the tireless worker in the silence of the shadows... coming out of those shadows to lead their teams in the pursuit of glory.

John Paddock. Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) High School. Ball State University. Big Ten Offensive PLAYER OF THE WEEK for the Fighting Illini.

Tyson Bagent. Martinsburg (West VIrginia) High School. Shepherd College (Shepherdstown, West Virginia). CURRENTLY LEADING THE CHICAGO BEARS.

Lesson: Be ready when your number is called.. When opportunity knocks. When fate and destiny come visiting at your door. Always be ready for that day. For the worst thing that can happen is that Destiny is at your door... and you are asleep in the lounger.

And Destiny never comes knocking any more.
 
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Mr. Tibbs

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Good Lord. Just shoot me.

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How about a complete list of players who have gotten that award in their first start for their B1G team?
 
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How about a complete list of players who have gotten that award in their first start for their B1G team?
I don't follow this stuff but I have to think Graham Mertz won it vs. Illinois in his first start. Illinois DB's were far worse than Indiana's last Saturday. Illinois rarely had a DB within 5-yards of a WI WR.
 
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I don't follow this stuff but I have to think Graham Mertz won it vs. Illinois in his first start. Illinois DB's were far worse than Indiana's last Saturday. Illinois rarely had a DB within 5-yards of a WI WR.
I can say with certainty this was not the case. Indiana's coverage this past week was absolutely abysmal. The Illini wide receivers were streaking all over the field, completely uncovered for pretty much the entire game. While our coverage was bad in the Wisconsin game as well, it's not like Indiana's was any better. In fact, if Game 1 Mertz was playing for either Illinois or Indiana in this one, he would've similarly carved them up. And just to be clear, this isn't a knock on Paddock's performance, as you still need to make the throws, it's just that with most of the throws he made, his throwing window was the size of a house. This was one of the worst defensive games I've ever seen.
 
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I can say with certainty this was not the case. Indiana's coverage this past week was absolutely abysmal. The Illini wide receivers were streaking all over the field, completely uncovered for pretty much the entire game. While our coverage was bad in the Wisconsin game as well, it's not like Indiana's was any better. In fact, if Game 1 Mertz was playing for either Illinois or Indiana in this one, he would've similarly carved them up. And just to be clear, this isn't a knock on Paddock's performance, as you still need to make the throws, it's just that with most of the throws he made, his throwing window was the size of a house. This was one of the worst defensive games I've ever seen.
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Posted this over in another thread. Juice Williams had the previous record. He threw for 462 yards against Minnesota back in 2008. The Illini lost that game 27-20.
Unfortunately, most of those games with a high number of passing yards have been losses. Typically those big numbers are the result of trying to make a comeback after abandoning the running game after we have fallen way behind.
 
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Mr. Tibbs

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Unfortunately, most of those games with a high number of passing yards have been losses. Typically those big numbers are the result of trying to make a comeback after abandoning the running game after we have fallen way behind.
Dave Wilson's game vs O$U as an example. same with Dan Fouts' mega yardage games with the Chargers